Mixed Level Ensemble Music
Ten Carols for Two Harps has been arranged to make duetting more accessible for the student harpist, and for use with online lessons if necessary. Harp 1 is the easier part, and Harp 2 is at an intermediate level - perfect to use with a student and teacher in the build up to Christmas. Generally the students starts each piece by playing the main tune, but in most arrangements, the student switches over and accompanies or harmonises the tune with Harp 2. The book contains a variety of keys, time signatures, a couple of lever changes.
Score and parts included $35
Christmas Carols included:
O Come Emmanuel
The First Nowell
Christ was Born on Christmas Day
Away in Manger
Joseph and Mary
Seashells, Christmas Bells,
Dona Nobis Pacem
Campana Sobre Campana
Oh my goodness - this is a crazy and exciting piece - the Harp Orchestra went from hating it because it was difficult, to loving the music, and loving the fact that they could get their fingers around it with some serious work!
Lots of lever changes, challenging rhythms and entries, but all totally manageable and a really cool piece of music. My main advice would be to fine a good audio example on youtube and know what to expect of the music before you start learning it - it will make it so much easier to learn!
Score and parts included. $18 NZ
This was another fun piece that the Harp Orchestra took a while to get under their fingers - don't let one group act like the run away train and lead the rest of you to a train wreck - keep it at a steady tempo!
There are just one or two lever changes in this arrangement - the trio arrangement is for mixed ability harpists, while the duo arrangement is for intermediate harpists.
Score and parts included $15 NZ